Discover Oriental 7: The Ultimate Men's Fragrance
The Oriental 7 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop offers an enchanting fragrance blend that incorporates scented notes from various orchids, along with other aromatic elements:
- Native Singaporean Orchid notes:
- Oncidium Cucullatum - Found in Valle de Cauca State in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 4000 meters, this orchid has a beautiful violet aroma. It is a small-sized, cold-growing epiphyte or terrestrial with clustered, egg to slightly pear-shaped pseudobulbs.
- Therapeutic Orchid notes:
- Anoectochilus reinwardtii Blume - Found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Maluku, this orchid is believed to possess magical powers. It is used by the Iban and Kelabit tribes of Borneo to treat infertility.
- Bromheadia finlaysoniana - This Malaysian lowland species is used for various medicinal purposes, including treating rheumatism, asthma, and body aches. Its flowering behavior is unique, with flowers appearing on some days and not on others.
- Bulbophyllum cylindraceum - This Chinese orchid is known for its dense, dark purple flowers resembling catkins. It is used to treat painful joints and numbness.
- Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. Syn. Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb) Sw. - This orchid is widely distributed from Sri Lanka to Australia and has been used for anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in traditional medicine. It contains various phenanthrenes and is employed to treat chronic illnesses, weakness of the eyes, vertigo, paralysis, and other ailments.
- Cymbidium wilsonii (Rolfe ex De Cock) Rolfe - This Chinese orchid has a purplish-red lip after pollination and is used to treat weak lungs, coughs, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and body aches.
- Other scent notes: The fragrance blend is further enhanced with the classic scents of rose petals, frankincense, myrrh, cashmere woods, sandalwood, and powder, creating a captivating and harmonious aroma.
Oriental 7 Scent Profile
Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
Native Singaporean Orchid notes:
Oncidium Cucullatum - Used in Oriental 7 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Oncidium cucullatum, commonly known as the Violet-Scented Oncidium, is a small-sized epiphytic or terrestrial orchid species found in the Valle de Cauca State in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador. It grows at elevations ranging from 2500 to 4000 meters. This orchid is known for its clustered, egg to slightly pear-shaped, and slightly compressed pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths. One of its most distinctive features is its beautiful violet scent, which adds to its allure.
Team Building Perfume Workshop: In the context of team-building activities, the Violet-Scented Oncidium could be utilized in a perfume workshop to engage participants and foster collaboration. Orchids, in general, are often used in the perfume industry due to their captivating fragrances. Participants can be introduced to the unique aroma of the Violet-Scented Oncidium and taught about the art of perfume-making.
The workshop could involve the following activities:
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Anoectochilus reinwardtii Blume
Anoectochilus reinwardtii Blume, commonly known as Javanese Jewel Orchid, is a fascinating epiphytic orchid species found in various regions of Southeast Asia, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Maluku. It typically grows at elevations ranging from 1400 to 1700 meters above sea level. This orchid is renowned for its unique and intricate appearance, which has earned it the name "Jewel Orchid."
Magical Beliefs and Medicinal Uses: A. reinwardtii holds cultural and mystical significance, particularly among the indigenous Iban and Kelabit tribes of Borneo. These tribes believe that the orchid possesses magical powers, especially in relation to fertility. According to their traditional practices, supposedly infertile women could conceive if they placed leaves of a single A. reinwardtii plant under their sleeping mat. This belief has led to the orchid being associated with fertility and used as a traditional remedy for treating infertility.
The use of A. reinwardtii leaves in fertility rituals and medicinal practices is deeply rooted in the cultural beliefs and knowledge of these tribes. The orchid's rarity, beauty, and association with reproduction have contributed to its esteemed status as a symbol of fertility and magical healing.
Ecological Importance and Conservation: Apart from its cultural significance, A. reinwardtii also plays an essential role in the ecology of the regions where it is found. As an epiphytic orchid, it grows on trees and derives nutrients from the surrounding environment. Orchids, in general, have a unique relationship with their habitats and often rely on specific fungi for their growth and reproduction. This mutualistic relationship with fungi is critical for the survival of many orchid species.
However, due to habitat loss and over-collection for ornamental purposes and traditional medicine, A. reinwardtii and other orchid species in the region face significant threats to their survival. Unsustainable harvesting practices and deforestation have led to declines in their natural populations.
Conservation efforts are necessary to protect A. reinwardtii and other orchids from further decline. Initiatives that focus on habitat preservation, sustainable harvesting practices, and raising awareness about the importance of orchid conservation are crucial to safeguarding these unique and culturally significant species.
In conclusion, Anoectochilus reinwardtii Blume, the Javanese Jewel Orchid, holds cultural and magical significance among indigenous tribes in Southeast Asia, particularly the Iban and Kelabit tribes of Borneo. Its association with fertility and traditional medicinal uses have made it a symbol of hope and healing in their communities. However, it is important to balance cultural practices with conservation efforts to protect this species from the threats it faces in its natural habitat.
Malaysian names: Seraman in Kelabit, Wi buntak (Iban), Busak paya (Malay)
There are 17 species distributed from Sri Lanka across Southeast Asia to Australia. Two Malaysian species, B. brevifolia and B. ruprestris, occur in the highlands. ﬁnlaysoniana is a Malaysian lowland species.
Bromheadia finlaysoniana is an orchid species found in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. It is known by various local names, including "Seraman" in Kelabit, "Wi buntak" in Iban, and "Busak paya" in Malay. This orchid is part of a larger genus called Bromheadia, which includes 17 species distributed from Sri Lanka across Southeast Asia to Australia. While two Malaysian species, B. brevifolia, and B. ruprestris, are found in the highlands, B. finlaysoniana is a lowland species in Malaysia.
One fascinating characteristic of B. finlaysoniana is its peculiar flowering behavior. The flowers of this orchid can be abundant on some days and scarce on others. This is due to the unique growth pattern of its flower buds. When the flower buds reach a length of approximately 12 mm, their growth abruptly slows down, allowing younger buds to catch up. Interestingly, an unusually cool day can accelerate the development of the buds, resulting in the orchid blooming gregariously approximately 7 days later.
Traditional Uses: In various regions of Malaysia, B. finlaysoniana has been utilized for traditional medicinal purposes. In Malacca, a decoction of the roots was consumed to treat rheumatism, indicating its use in pain relief and anti-inflammatory applications. In Peninsular Malaysia, the flower stalks were chewed as a remedy for asthma, suggesting its potential use in respiratory conditions. Additionally, in Sarawak, the plant was used to alleviate body aches.
It is worth noting that traditional uses of plants for medicinal purposes are often based on local knowledge and practices that have been passed down through generations. However, scientific studies are essential to validate the efficacy and safety of such traditional remedies.
Conservation Status: As with many wild orchid species, B. finlaysoniana faces threats to its survival. Habitat destruction due to deforestation and human activities is a significant concern for this lowland orchid species. Additionally, over-collection for ornamental purposes or traditional medicine can further impact its natural populations.
Conservation efforts are essential to protect B. finlaysoniana and other orchid species from the risk of extinction. Initiatives that focus on preserving their natural habitats, enforcing regulations against illegal collection, and raising awareness about their importance in the ecosystem are critical to ensuring their survival for future generations.
In conclusion, Bromheadia finlaysoniana is a captivating orchid species found in Malaysia, with peculiar flowering behavior and traditional medicinal uses. As with many wild orchids, it is important to balance cultural practices and conservation efforts to protect and preserve this unique and valuable plant species for the benefit of both biodiversity and local communities.
Chinese Name: Dabaoshidou Lan (large bud stone bean orchid)
Bulbophyllum cylindraceum, commonly known as the "large bud stone bean orchid," is a fascinating orchid species with dense dark purple flowers that resemble a catkin. This unique orchid is found in various regions, including China, Bhutan, and Nepal. In China, it blooms from October to January, while in Bhutan and Nepal, it flowers in October to January and November, respectively. The plant is primarily obtained from the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in China.
Traditional Medicinal Uses: In traditional medicine practices, the entire plant of Bulbophyllum cylindraceum is used for treating painful joints and numbness. These medicinal properties suggest its potential application in alleviating symptoms related to joint pain, arthritis, and peripheral neuropathy.
It is important to note that traditional medicinal uses of plants are often based on local knowledge and practices passed down through generations. However, it is essential to carry out scientific research to validate the efficacy and safety of these traditional remedies.
Conservation Status: As with many wild orchid species, Bulbophyllum cylindraceum may face threats to its survival. Habitat loss due to deforestation, human activities, and illegal collection for ornamental purposes can pose significant risks to the natural populations of this orchid.
Conservation efforts are crucial to protect Bulbophyllum cylindraceum and other orchid species from the risk of extinction. Initiatives that focus on preserving their natural habitats, implementing regulations against illegal collection, and raising awareness about the importance of conserving these plants are vital to ensure their survival for future generations.
Orchids in General: Orchids are one of the largest and most diverse plant families, with over 25,000 known species worldwide. They are highly valued for their unique and often intricate flowers, making them popular in horticulture, floral arrangements, and traditional medicine. However, their popularity also puts them at risk of over-collection, habitat destruction, and illegal trade.
Many orchid species, including Bulbophyllum cylindraceum, are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices, which regulate their international trade and protect them from unsustainable exploitation.
In conclusion, Bulbophyllum cylindraceum, known as the "large bud stone bean orchid," is an intriguing orchid species with medicinal potential in traditional medicine practices. As with all wild orchids, it is crucial to balance human uses with conservation efforts to ensure the continued existence and sustainable use of these remarkable plants for the benefit of biodiversity and humanity.
Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. Syn. Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb) Sw.
Chinese name: Wenban Lan (stripe petal orchid), Yingyediao Lan (stiff leaf hanging Cymbid- ium), Chuihuadiao Lan (pendulant ﬂower Cymbidium), Diao Lan (hanging Cymbidium), Dabi Lan (lean-on-the-wall Cymbidium)
Chinese medicinal name: Yingyediao Lan (stiff leaf hanging Cymbidium)
Cymbidium aloifolium, also known as Cymbidium pendulum, is a captivating orchid species with various common names in different regions. It holds cultural and medicinal significance in several Asian countries. Let's delve deeper into its phytochemistry, traditional medicinal uses, and cultural importance in different communities:
Phytochemistry: Cymbidium aloifolium contains several phenanthrenes, which are a class of natural compounds found in orchids. Some of these phenanthrenes include aloifol I and II, coelonin, 6-methoxycoelonin, cymbinodin A, cymbinodin B, pendulin (a polyoxygenated phenanthrene derivative), and denthyrsinin (a 3,7-dihydroxy-2,4,8-trimethoxyphe-nanthrene). These compounds contribute to the orchid's pharmacological properties.
Herbal Usage: In traditional medicine practices, different parts of Cymbidium aloifolium are used for various medicinal purposes. The leaves are known for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. In Indian traditional medicine, the juice extracted from the whole plant is used for various therapeutic purposes.
The plant's juice, when mixed with ginger and a small amount of water, is used to induce vomiting and diarrhea. It is also believed to be beneficial for curing chronic illnesses, weakness of the eyes, vertigo, and paralysis. Additionally, different tribal communities in India use the roots and leaves of Cymbidium aloifolium for treating various ailments.
Cultural Importance: Cymbidium aloifolium holds cultural significance in several Asian countries, where it is known by different names and used for different purposes. In India, various tribal communities utilize different parts of the plant for traditional remedies. For example, the Konda tribe in East Godavari district uses the roots to treat cracks on the feet, while the Koyas tribe in Khammam district uses a similar preparation for setting fractures.
The orchid's mucilage, extracted from its leaves, is used by tribal residents at Kudremukh National Park in Karnataka to stop bleeding from leech bites. The cultural use of Cymbidium aloifolium showcases the intimate relationship between nature and human communities, where traditional knowledge is passed down through generations for healing and well-being.
In conclusion, Cymbidium aloifolium, also known as Cymbidium pendulum, is a remarkable orchid species with a rich cultural history and traditional medicinal uses. Its phytochemistry contributes to its therapeutic properties, and different communities in Asia have incorporated it into their traditional healing practices. As with all traditional remedies, it is essential to carry out scientific research to validate the efficacy and safety of these practices. Moreover, conserving natural habitats is critical to safeguarding such unique plant species and preserving their cultural and ecological significance.
Cymbidium wilsonii (Rolfe ex De Cock) Rolfe
Chinese names: Duanyechutou Lan (short leaf tiger head orchid), Diannanhutou Lan
The lip becomes purplish-red after pollination. Flowering season is February to April.
Cymbidium wilsonii, also known as Duanyechutou Lan or Diannanhutou Lan in Chinese, is a captivating orchid species with beautiful flowers that bloom from February to April. It holds both cultural and medicinal significance in traditional practices. Let's explore its herbal usage and the presence of unique compounds that contribute to its medicinal properties:
Herbal Usage: Cymbidium wilsonii is collected from Yunnan, China, and its roots are used in traditional herbal medicine for treating various respiratory conditions. It is believed to be beneficial for weak lungs, coughs, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and body aches. The orchid's therapeutic properties have been recognized and utilized for centuries in the Far East, where it has been cultivated as a house plant for over 2000 years.
Phytochemistry: Cymbidium species, including Cymbidium wilsonii, are known to contain various bioactive compounds. One group of compounds found in Cymbidium is aromatic glycosides. In the hybrid Cymbidium Great Flower ‘Marie Laurencin,’ ten aromatic glycosides were isolated from fresh flowers, including two new discoveries named marylaurensinosides D and E. These compounds may contribute to the plant's fragrance and potentially possess medicinal properties.
Moreover, an interesting class of compounds found in Cymbidium orchids is lectins. Lectins are proteins that bind specifically to certain sugar molecules. In the case of Cymbidium, mannose-specific lectins have been identified. These lectins have demonstrated antiviral properties and have shown the ability to bind to N-linked oligosaccharides found on the surface of enveloped viruses.
Research on these lectins from Cymbidium hybrids and other orchid species, like Epipactis helleborine, has shown that they can prevent human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) from replicating themselves in test tube experiments. These findings are significant as they suggest that certain compounds from Cymbidium orchids may have antiviral potential, which could be explored further in the context of developing new antiviral medications.
In conclusion, Cymbidium wilsonii, with its striking flowers and cultural significance, is not only admired for its beauty but also valued for its medicinal properties in traditional herbal practices. The presence of aromatic glycosides and lectins in Cymbidium species provides a promising avenue for further research into their therapeutic potential. As with all traditional remedies, rigorous scientific investigation is necessary to validate and fully understand the medicinal benefits of Cymbidium orchids. Additionally, efforts to conserve these unique plant species are essential for preserving their cultural significance and ecological role in the natural environment.
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